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Tom OlinTom Olin, the ADAPT National Fun*Runner for the 11th annual ADAPT FUN*RUN for Civil Rights.
Bruce DarlingIntroduced in December of last year, ADAPT strategizes on how to educate and inform lawmakers and the public of the need of the Disability Integration Act. Senate Bill 2427 will finally fulfill the community living promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Bruce Darling of Rochester New York answers questions from ADAPT activists from around the nation about the DIA S2427.
Activists learn about the DIA; Senate Bill 2427.Structured in a similar manner to the ADA, the Disability Integration Act does not amend the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. DIA will clarify and strengthen the ADA's integration mandate. US states have been slow to fully implement the 1999 US Supreme Court Olmstead ruling, and the DIA will accelerate state compliance.
Scott NanceMost importantly, the DIA is intended to directly state that Americans eligible for long-term services and supports have a federally protected right to be meaningfully integrated into the community and receive community-based long-term services and supports.
Scott is an organizer from Chicago.
The most integrated settingDIA is necessary to ensure that US States provide long-term services and supports that allow people with disabilities to live in the most integrated setting and live independently.
All other groups in our country have this inalienable right, but people with disabilities must struggle to remain at home, with families and in the community.